Seven points to go
Sun Apr 20, 2014 : 10:46
The Hawks’ 1-1 draw with Weston-super-Mare on Friday night means the side go into tomorrow’s Bank Holiday clash with local rivals Eastleigh knowing that to remain certain of a play-off place they must claim at least a draw. The Spitfires’ 2-1 victory against Basingstoke yesterday saw them win the league outright, making them the first ever Hampshire side to be crowned Conference South champions.
It was Nigel Atangana who put the Hawks ahead at Weston after he intercepted a poorly hit cross field pass in the 16th minute and tricked his way past Jamie Laird.
Despite controlling much of the game however, the visitors were caught out five minutes from time when Dayle Grubb’s low drive into the box was flicked up past Hawks’ keeper Benji Buchel by Weston defender Callum Laird.
As yesterday’s clash between fellow play-off contenders Concord and Dover ended in a 2-1 win for the Whites, the Hawks equal Dover on 65 points and drop to 6th place in the league on goal difference. These two sides now look most likely to contest the fifth playoff spot, with Dover facing games against Whitehawk (H) and Hayes & Yeading (A) in the coming week, while the Hawks take on Eastleigh (H), Maidenhead (H) and Tonbridge (A).
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